Hibiscus - Brush Embroidery

This was my very first try at the Brush Embroidery technique.
My cake was meant to have a huge hibiscus on top, but due to major humidity issues, my hibiscus , although quite nice (I actually made 2 of them), was not dry enough to risk placing on the cake. So, at the very last minute, I opted to transfer the design of the hibiscus onto the cake and freehand paint it with royal icing, giving it some dust colour as highlights.
I had never tried brush embroidery before, in fact, I am not very fond of working with royal icing, so this was a massive risk. As it turned out, the result was quite nice and a definite learning curve.
The cake was a Passion Fruit cake with a Passion Fruit curd as a filling, which I also made for the very first time.
I will be trying the combination again! :)

Tags: passion fruit cake passion fruit curd birthday purple brush embroidery

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Cakemummy ...

You did a great job with this. Sound really yummy too! :-)

pinkfirehorse ...

Nice job! Liked the colors used.

zx6dude ...

Very nice!!!

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Lovely!!! xxx

Lilas e Laranja (by Teresa de Gruyter) ...

Thank you all! :)

Elli Warren ...

Lovely! very pretty, you did a great job! :-)

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